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A history of presidential health

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Hillary Clinton’s being criticized for not initially disclosing a pneumonia diagnosis and her opponents say her illness is proof she’s not up to the task of being president. Of course presidents get sick like the rest of us; but in the past, the public was rarely notified when a sitting president faced health problems. Then, we remember the life of prominent progressive Angeleno, Stanley Sheinbaum, who played major roles in the Israeli peace process and in reshaping the LAPD after Rodney King. Next, for decades the Grand Central Market has been a sort of nucleus of downtown LA – a destination for hungry patrons of all classes and nationalities. Now Jesse Katz calls the market “the front lines of LA’s new demographic wars.” Also, the New Yorker’s Ariel Levy takes us along a journey into the world of Ayahuasca – the new drug of choice for those seeking deep mindfulness. And finally, we remember Anna Dewdney, author of the “Llama Llama” children’s book series, beloved by preschoolers and parents alike.